The Three Thorns

The Three Thorns

by Michael Gibney


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939765406
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC
Publication date: 09/23/2014
Series: Brotherhood and the Shield Series
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Michael Gibney is a writer and painter whose interests in world politics, literature, and the love of film encouraged him to do his studies at the early age of sixteen within the media and journalism field. His storytelling is derived from his personal heroes and experiences in his own childhood having grown up in Belfast during the country’s dark history. He lives in Carrickfergus, Antrim (Northern Ireland).

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The Three Thorns 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an original story about three orphans who come together by fate and destiny. The tale starts with three pieces of cloth, progressing through an exciting series of adventures which leaves you wanting to know more. This is the first book in a series, the ending of which, like the whole book, gives twists and turns. The writing is excellent and descriptive, although there is plenty of scope to use your imagination. I would recommend this book for teenagers and adults of all ages, an intricate, imaginative and very enjoyable book.
This_Kid_Reviews_Books More than 1 year ago
What I Thought- Wow – what a great opening book for a new series. This was a fun book that really keeps you reading. There is plenty of action to keep the reader interested and a great plot and terrific writing to get you into the story. Tommy, Benjamin, and Sebastian are great characters that you really cheer on. The setting of the “new world” (the magical world they get taken to right after they meet each other) is fantastically described and makes you wish that you were there! Mr. Gibney’s writing is solid – he gives you enough background to have you understand the characters and plot without dragging the story down with too many details. I like how everything falls into place as the story goes on. The characters make you smile and feel that the Brotherhood is in good hands. The writing and dialogue is realistic. Mr. Gibney is a great author who I can’t wait to read more from. The website for the new series – The Brotherhood and the Shield – is worth checking out. There is information about the first book and the series. You can also hear actor Chris R Wright read excerpts from book 1. *NOTE* I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
JennifersReviewJE More than 1 year ago
I figured a middle-grade review would be best coming from a middle-grader. Here is what he had to say, in his own words: What was the book about? It was about three orphans who band together when a bunch of guys tried to kill them. They end up traveling to a new magical world and find out that they have special powers and are part of a prophecy that says they will bring down the evil emperor. What did you like about the book? I liked how there was lots of action and adventure. There wasn't just talking all the time. There were a lot of fight scenes, and it never got boring. Who was your favorite character? Tommy was my favorite. He was the oldest of the kids, and he was really mean when the story started, but he changed over the course of the book. Tell me about the bad guy. He has assassins and a big army. You don't really see him to much. You mostly see the big scary assassins that are nine feet tall and in every fight scene. They are really more like the bad guys in the story. What was your favorite part of the book? When they broke out of the orphanage, everyone chased them. Mr. Jennings offered a year of work off to any of the other orphans who caught the kids who escaped. There was so much action! And they forgot something and had to go back, and someone got caught and stuff, and it was really exciting. On a scale of one to 5... One being that book you didn't finish last year because it was boring, and five being the best book you ever read, how would you rate "The Three Thorns?" 4 stars. Why? There was a lot of action and a lot of chasing, but the part where they were being taken to the castle didn't have a lot of action. There should have been some fight scenes to make it more interesting. Would you be interested in reading the next book? Yes. They ended it in a way that made me say "Omigosh I have to see what happens!" Would you recommend this book to your friends? Yes, to my friends that like action adventure books. A note from Mom: There you have it, directly from my son. I have to say that each day he finished reading with a smile on his face. He is easily bored, and there are a lot of books in his "did not finish" pile. He does not put up with books that don't keep his attention.(received a copy in exchange for an honest review)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was told about this book and decided to check it out. was glad I did. really loved this read so did my brother and sister.  What got me is how different this one was compared to other books in its genre. story leaves you wanting more. looking forward to book 2. 
Kristelle-Amiabooklover More than 1 year ago
I received a digital copy of this book from Chapter by Chapter for a blog tour in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All are my own opinion and is not compensated by any individual, organization, or company. This might contain minor spoilers. THE STORY The Three Thorns is a story about three boys abandoned at birth in three different unsuspected places. But no one knows that they were not really from this world and were abandoned only to be protected and hidden until the right time for them to know the truth and avenge what is needed to be ‘avenged’. The plot is actually interesting. Three brothers, who did not know each other, did not know who they are themselves and did not know who those people trying to kill them, are joined together in battles and adventures in another world. It is definitely something that will make readers wanting to read it. THE CHARACTERS But, I am not really that pleased about the characters. I mean they looked really nice and fitting but I felt that I really did not know them. The whole time reading the book, it felt strange. I was looking for more stories from each character. I was not content on how they were introduced. I felt like they are lacking more on the in-depth characteristics. They are all enjoyable, yes, but if I knew them enough I might enjoy it more. The creatures and other entities are pretty amazing. Their entry on the story gave such a big boost and made their parts an important event for the book’s progress. THE WORLD SETTING The world setting is potentially amazing. But there are so many things I felt is not described and told. In fantasy books, I am looking for a very clear and vivid description of the world settings. I did not find that in this book. So, I am hoping that the next instalment of this series will make me learn and know more about the three brothers and the world they have. RECOMMENDED FOR KIDS I will recommend it to kids for I know that this book will do better for them than me. This book has exciting adventures and battles that I am sure kids will love.